Foreign News: With Apologies to H.M.

The Stone of Destiny, for the second time in 655 years, was whisked away from its native heath last week and carried back into English captivity. A handful of diehard Scots stood by in sad farewell to the 485-lb. yellow sandstone symbol of Scottish nationalism. Only a scattering of newsmen attempted pursuit as British policemen carried the ancient relic in an official car from ruined Arbroath Abbey, south across the border to London's Westminster, from which it had been lifted last Christmas (TIME, Jan. 8).

The four Glasgow University students who took the Stone from Westminster Abbey had been tracked down by...

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